May 20, 2016 - PinchukArtCentre - LOSS. In memory of Babi Yar
May 20, 2016


LOSS. In memory of Babi Yar
May 21, 2016–January 8, 2017

Opening: May 20, 6–9pm, by invitation only

1/3-2, “А” Block, Velyka Vasylkivska/Baseyna Str.
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 12–9pm

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PinchukArtCentre presents LOSS. In memory of Babi Yar—an international group exhibition including Christian Boltanski, Berlinde De Bruyckere and Jenny Holzer.

The exhibition coincides with the commemoration of Babi Yar (Kyiv, Ukraine). This tragedy has happened 75 years ago at the ravine of Babi Yar where more than 34,000 Jews were killed over the course of 2 days by German forces. It became known as one of the first acts of mass killings during World War II.

The exhibition considers the tragedy at Babi Yar through a new monumental work by Christian Boltanski, while silently bridging tragic events around the world and throughout history.

The theme of forgetfulness of the collective memory, central in the work of Boltanksi, runs throughout all works in the exhibition. Simultaneously, Berlinde De Bruyckere and Jenny Holzer confront us with the risk of losing our sense of humanity in the face of a violent death. With older works, such as Lustmord Table (1994) by Jenny Holzer, the act of a violent killing itself becomes a central subject. And Berlinde De Bruyckere, with three newly-produced monumental sculptures, reflects on the theme of collective death. 

Сurated by Björn Geldhof

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